First the good, the headline band itself. Not much to say other than that they rocked, and rocked, and rocked some more. They did a large mixture of old stuff, opening with "Reach up for the Sunshine", and doing a bunch of other songs (5 total I think) off of their new album. They also did Notorious, Save a Prayer, Wild Boys, and a few others, and finally ended with Rio. For all the rest of it, it was a lot of fun, and my right ear still hasn't recovered full bass-response :) Simon, the stage-calisthentics were amusing :) At least you 'dance' better than the guy from the intro band.
The bad has to do with the seating we got. While it turned out for the best (we were off to the left side of the stage (if you were facing the stage) and 8 rows back from the floor), it wasn't what we *thought* we were getting for the price we paid and we weren't offered floor seats as it turns out some others were, so it kinda left a bad taste in my mouth. In the end we were able to see enough that we enjoyed ourselves however. The food was also not the quality I'd expect from a VIP dinner and was more of a buffet style.
And then the bizarre.. the opening act, god bless their pea-pickin' hearts, "I am a Robot", a 'band' out of LA (I think).
Notes for the lead 'singer':
1) Take the marbles out of your mouth. It might work for Bob Dylan, but you aren't Bob Dylan.
2) Please use the restroom before coming on stage, alternating between looking constipated and jumping around like a six-year-old who has to pee was distracting.
3) Please take your anti-convulsive meds before coming on stage.
4) It's called lead 'singer' for a reason. Talking, except for a rap song, or yelling, do not constitute singing.
Notes for the rest of the band:
1) Please don't take your fashion hints from Bubba and Jim-bob (the drummer had a CAT cap or something similar)
2) Please fire the lead singer and the lyricist.. the rest of you were pretty good musically.
anyway, with that, I now go to bed.. I have a long day releasing code tomorrow :)